Convert videos to HLS and MPEG-Dash

We offer a variety of video encoding features like optimizing for different devices, merging, injecting ads, changing audio tracks, or adding company logos.

The /video/adaptive Robot encodes videos into HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and MPEG-Dash supported formats and generates the necessary manifest and playlist files.

What can I do with this?

Our /video/adaptive Robot can be used in combination with other Robots, to create powerful workflows unique to your use case. For inspiration, here are example scenarios, with explanations and code for all platforms, that you can also try live on our website:

The demo below encodes a video into three high-quality versions, before pushing them into the /video/adaptive...
The demo below encodes a video file into two high-quality, video-only versions as well as into...
If you have users on many different devices, and you want to offer them the optimal...


This Robot supports parameters such as technique, playlist_name, segment_duration, closed_captions, ffmpeg_stack to influence its behavior. Read all about the technical details in its docs.

Blog posts

We wrote the following posts about the /video/adaptive Robot on our blog:


Transloadit is a SaaS with a subscription model.

Our /video/adaptive Robot counts towards your Plan's data at a normal rate. Assuming an average input video of 80MB and an output of 96.0MB, here's what it would approximately cost to convert videos per Plan:

Plan Price Costs per file within your Plan Overage Fee
Sandbox (2GB) Free $0.0
to convert 11 videos
Startup (10GB) $49/month $0.842
to convert the first 58 videos
Small Business (30GB) $99/month $0.567
to convert the first 174 videos
Medium Business (150GB) $249/month $0.285
to convert the first 872 videos
Enterprise 📞 - N/A

Just like with your mobile plan, pricing goes down when you commit to larger monthly volumes. When you reach your plan's limit, we'll continue to service you, but remind you to upgrade to more cost-efficient plans. This is unless you explicitly set budgets. You can change plans at any time. More info and available plans on our Pricing page.

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